What is another word for prognosis?

Pronunciation: [pɹɒɡnˈə͡ʊsɪs] (IPA)

Prognosis refers to a medical opinion on the likely course and outcome of a disease or condition. Some synonyms for prognosis include forecast, prediction, prognosis, diagnosis, projection, and outlook. These words describe the medical expert's assessment of a patient's health and the likelihood of recovery or progression of their condition. Other related terms include expectation, estimation, assessment, and evaluation. A patient's prognosis depends on their unique medical history, current condition, and the effectiveness of treatment options available. Understanding and communicating a patient's prognosis is essential in medical practice to ensure patients and their families make informed decisions about their health care.

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What are the opposite words for prognosis?

Prognosis, referring to the expected outcome of an ailment, has a number of antonyms depending on the context. In terms of health, antonyms for prognosis include vague terms such as uncertainty, unpredictability, and chance. Similarly, terms like misdiagnosis, fatal diagnosis, or incorrect diagnosis can be used in negative connotation. In a non-medical sense, antonyms for prognosis include optimism, hope, and positivity, which are associated with a positive outcome. Alternatively, negative antonyms could include pessimism, despair, and negativity. While these antonyms may vary in their degree of specificity, they all serve to indicate an opposite or contrasting meaning to the term prognosis, which remains a crucial part of the medical field.

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Usage examples for Prognosis

For the next few months I saw much of Le Geyt; and the more I saw of him, the more I saw that my witch's prognosis was essentially correct.
"Hilda Wade A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose"
Grant Allen
Why, when she was moved into my pavilion the diagnosis was bad and the prognosis very bad: she was supposed to be incurable.
Pierre Souvestre Marcel Allain
Face down on the reading table beside the glass of milk, quite as he must have left it the night before, except where Sara had lifted it to dust under, a copy of Bishop's New Criminal Law, already a prognosis, as it were, of that branch of the law he was ultimately and brilliantly to bend to fuller justice.
"The Vertical City"
Fannie Hurst

Famous quotes with Prognosis

  • I feel great, the prognosis is excellent.
    Steven Cojocaru
  • A treatment method or an educational method that will work for one child may not work for another child. The one common denominator for all of the young children is that early intervention does work, and it seems to improve the prognosis.
    Temple Grandin
  • We know from our clinical experience in the practice of medicine that in diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment, the individual and his background of heredity are just as important, if not more so, as the disease itself.
    Paul Dudley White
  • You can never be too cautious in your prognosis, in the view of the great uncertainty of the course of any disease not long watched, and the many unexpected turns it may take.Beware how you take away hope from any human being.I should be especially unwilling to tell a child that it could not recover; if the theologians think it necessary, let them take the responsibility. God leads it by the hand to the edge of the precipice in happy unconsciousness, and I would not open its eyes to what he wisely conceals.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
  • Islam is a very powerful but still an undirected force in politics. As a possible factor in international politics, the present prognosis is not very favorable. There have been many attempts at a pan-Islamic policy, none of which has made much progress. One reason for their lack of success is that those who have made the attempt have been so unconvincing. This still leaves the possibility of a more convincing leadership, and there is ample evidence in virtually all Muslim countries of the deep yearning for such a leadership and a readiness to respond to it. The lack of an educated modern leadership has so far restricted the scope of Islam and inhibited religious movements from being serious contenders for power. But it is already very effective as a limiting factor and may yet become a powerful domestic political force if the right kind of leadership emerges.
    Bernard Lewis

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